Like About.com, Inc.

closed 9/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Ask.com, acquired About.com, Inc.

synopsis: IAC announced that Ask.com has completed the acquisition of The About Group from The New York Times Company. About.com consists of more than 900 "topic sites," which feature articles on everything from parenting and cooking to travel and technology that are geared to appear high in search results.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.com
With more than 100 million global users, Ask.com is the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC. Also available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: About.com, Inc.
About.com is an online source for original information and advice. About.com is divided into topic sites which are grouped into channels and cover diverse subjects such as home repair, pediatrics, model railroading, English grammar, and weather.
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$300
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$111
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$54
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5.6x
announced 8/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Ancestry.com, will acquire Geneanet SA

synopsis: Ancestry®, the global leader in family history, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Geneanet, a leading French genealogy company. With over 30 billion records from more than 80 countries, Ancestry helps customers discover new details about their family story and ancestors.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. With an unparalleled collection of more than 30 billion records in their consumer DNA network, customers can gain a new level of understanding about their lives. "
target: Geneanet SA
Geneanet is a leading French genealogy company with a large and growing European community of more than 4 million members. Geneanet is available in ten languages and more than 25 countries.
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closed 8/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Collins Aerospace, acquired FlightAware

synopsis: Collins Aerospace announced that they have acquired digital aviation company FlightAware, which will join their Avionics strategic business unit. FlightAware is a Houston-based company founded in 2005 that provides real-time and historical flight information.
buyer parent: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
buyer: Collins Aerospace (COL:$4,806.00)
Collins Aerospace specializes in aerostructures, avionics, interiors, mechanical systems, mission systems, and power and control systems that serve customers across the commercial, regional, business aviation and military sectors. "
target: FlightAware
FlightAware is a digital aviation company and operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform. FlightAware provides over 10,000 aircraft operators as well as over 13,000,000 with global flight tracking solutions, predictive technology, analytics, and decision-making tools.
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closed 8/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Guidewire Software, Inc., acquired HazardHub

synopsis: Guidewire Software, Inc. has acquired HazardHub, a leading insurtech provider of API-driven property risk insights to the P&C insurance industry. HazardHub powers decisions for 110+ organizations, including insurers, reinsurers, brokers, MGAs, and other insurtechs.
buyer: Guidewire Software, Inc. (GWRE:$757.51)
Guidewire delivers the software that Property and Casualty insurers need to adapt and succeed in a time of rapid industry change. They combine three elements – core operations, data and analytics, and digital engagement – into a platform that enhances insurers’ ability to empower their customers. "
target: HazardHub
HazardHub is an insurtech start-up that has emerged as a leading provider of property hazard data and risk scores in the U.S. HazardHub delivers an innovative offering that models complex natural and manmade phenomena to drive decisions that benefit insurers and insureds.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Podchaser, acquired Podcharts and Podrover

synopsis: Podchaser has announced its acquisition of Podcharts and Podrover. Podcharts is a service that allows users to track podcast charts and rankings across popular apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Podrover is the app and service that helps podcasters track, organize, and share their podcast reviews across multiple platforms.
buyer: Podchaser
Podchaser is the world’s most comprehensive podcast database — collecting, enriching, and distributing podcast insights to power discovery for listeners, podcasters, and brands. Podchaser's cross-platform offerings are creating a standard dataset for the podcast industry. "
target: Podcharts and Podrover
Podcharts is a service that allows users to track podcast charts and rankings across popular apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Podrover is the app and service that helps podcasters track, organize, and share their podcast reviews across multiple platforms.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire MyHeritage Ltd.

synopsis: MyHeritage, the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining valuable health insights, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining valuable health insights. With billions of historical records and family tree profiles, MyHeritage allows users to discover their past and empower their future.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

QL Gaming Group, acquired TennisInsight.com

synopsis: Consumer sports data and igaming affiliate platform QL Gaming Group (QLGG) has acquired TennisInsight.com, the world’s largest online tennis community. TennisInsight.com offers editorial, predictions and historical data for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Davis/Fed Cup, and Challenger.
buyer: QL Gaming Group
The QL Gaming Group (QLGG) is a direct to consumer sports data and iGaming affiliate platform. QLGG’s mission is to educate sports fans through data-driven products. They offer products for sports betting, daily fantasy sports, and season long fantasy sports. "
target: TennisInsight.com
TennisInsight.com is the world’s largest online tennis community. TennisInsight.com offers editorial, predictions and historical data for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Davis/Fed Cup, Challenger and International Tennis Federation (ITF).
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Infoplaza B.V., acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Weeronline has been acquired by Infoplaza Group, which includes brands such as Weerplaza, Buienalarm and business services to companies. The takeover of Weeronline by Infoplaza will create 'the largest weather platform in the Benelux'. Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands.
buyer: Infoplaza B.V.
Infolaza helps consumers and businesses make decisions with expert weather analysis. Infoplaza provides the right weather information in simple, clear formats. Clients can decide quickly and easily what their best course of action should be. Infoplaza is based in the Netherlands. "
target parent: HolidayCheck Group AG
target: WeerOnline BV
Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and various other European countries. Weeronline gives an accurate forecast and the latest weather news at any time of the day.
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closed 12/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have completed their previously announced acquisition of Ancestry® from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equity holders for a total enterprise value of $4.7 billion.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$20,247.19)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Permira
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. With their unparalleled collection of 24 billion records and over 18 million people in their growing AncestryDNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain actionable insights about their health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$4,700
rev ($mm)
$1,000
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.7x
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Independent News & Media PLC, acquired Cartell.ie

synopsis: Independent News & Media (INM), the leading newspaper and online publisher in Ireland, has acquired Cartell.ie, an automotive data supplier in Ireland. Cartell.ie provides reliable car history check to consumers and dealers. Their platform allows users to get the complete vehicle history of any Irish or UK car once they have the registration.
buyer parent: Mediahuis NV
buyer: Independent News & Media PLC (ISE:IPD:$214.78)
Independent News & Media (INM) is the leading newspaper and online publisher in Ireland. INM is vertically integrated with print and distribution assets, and is the largest wholesale distributor of newspapers and magazines on the island. "
target: Cartell.ie
Cartell.ie is Ireland's first and most comprehensive automotive data supplier. Cartell.ie provides reliable car history check to consumers and dealers. Their platform allows users to get the complete vehicle history of any Irish or UK car once they have the registration.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Verogen, acquired GEDmatch

synopsis: Forensic genomics company Verogen has acquired GEDmatch, a genomics database and genealogy firm. GEDmatch allows users to upload genetic profiles created by other genealogy sites in order to search for familial links. Their database has more than 1.3 million customer profiles and is gaining up to 1,000 new users daily.
buyer parent: Illumina, Inc.
buyer: Verogen
Verogen is the world’s first sequencing company solely dedicated to forensic science. Verogen develops, manufactures, and sells products and services to help unlock the true potential of forensic genomics. Their products include a forensic genomics system, analysis software, reagents, and more. "
target: GEDmatch
GEDmatch is a genomics database and genealogy firm. GEDmatch allows users to upload genetic profiles created by other genealogy sites in order to search for familial links. Their database has more than 1.3 million customer profiles and is gaining up to 1,000 new users daily.
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announced 10/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Medgen, Inc., will acquire Magnifind.ca

synopsis: Medgen, Inc., a Medtech and LifeSciences Company focused on commercialization and Investment, will acquire Magnifind.ca, a Canadian-owned tech company. Magnifind.ca offers a secure, one-stop online health and wellness platform that helps consumers to identify the best options and resources available to them.
buyer: Medgen, Inc. (OTCPK:MDIN:$0.00)
Medgen, Inc. is a Medtech and LifeSciences Company focused on commercialization and Investment. Medgen offers a range of Products, Solutions and Services for Sale and Licensing. Their products include printed and flexible electronics, smart bandages, eTextiles, artificial organs and more. "
target: Magnifind.ca
Magnifind.ca is a Canadian-owned tech company that helps consumers find the vital health information and referrals they need. Magnifind.ca offers a secure, one-stop online health and wellness platform that helps consumers to identify the best options and resources available to them.
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closed 9/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Publishers Clearing House, acquired Topix LLC

synopsis: Publishers Clearing House (PCH), a leading digital entertainment and commerce destination for millions of US consumers, announced the acquisition of Topix, a destination for highly engaging quizzes and slideshows focused on entertainment, celebrities, pop culture, and current events.
buyer: Publishers Clearing House
Publishers Clearing House has been a leader in direct marketing and chance-to-win opportunities since 1953. As consumers have evolved to online, and now mobile media and entertainment consumption, PCH has also evolved its offerings as well. "
target: Topix LLC
Topix is a technology company focusing on entertainment such as celebrities, pop culture, the offbeat, health, current events, and more. Every month, more than 25 million highly engaged users spend an average of 7 minutes per session browsing Topix's growing collection of high quality content.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tribe of Noise, acquired Free Music Archive

synopsis: Musician community and services company Tribe of Noise has acquired the Free Music Archive, a community of creators and an interactive library of curated, high-quality, free legal music. The FMA is a resource for audiophiles, and all of the audio has been hand-picked by one of their established audio curators.
buyer parent: Catenae Innovation PLC
buyer: Tribe of Noise
Tribe of Noise is a Netherlands-based digital music licensing company and website for connecting musicians with media professionals and businesses. Their online community represents over 34,000 artists from 194 countries and supplies music licenses to the film, TV, gaming and more. "
target parent: KitSplit
target: Free Music Archive
Free Music Archive (FMA) is a community of creators and an interactive library of curated, high-quality, free legal music, originally started by the radio station WFMU. The FMA is a resource for audiophiles, and all of the audio has been hand-picked by one of their established audio curators.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitch Interactive, Inc., acquired IGDB

synopsis: Twitch, an Amazon-owned company that specializes in video game live streams and has been instrumental in popularizing "e-sports", has acquired IGDB, the Internet Games Database, a Swedish website dedicated to combining all the relevant information about games into a comprehensive resource for gamers everywhere.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Twitch specializes in video game live streams and has been instrumental in popularizing "e-sports", a form of competitive gaming and spectator event in which users play each other for cash prizes. It has millions of users who mainly use it to watch others play video games. "
target: IGDB
Headquartered in Sweden, IGDB is a website dedicated to combining all the relevant information about games into a comprehensive resource for gamers. The site includes useful information for every game, like the genre, platforms supported, description, reviews, release dates, characters and more.
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media Do Holdings Co., Ltd., acquired MyAnimeList

synopsis: Media Do Holdings, a Japaneses e-book distributor, has acquired MyAnimeList from DeNA, a Japanese developer of mobile and online services. MyAnimeList is the world's largest database and social community for anime and manga. MyAnimeList allows users to create a personalized list of titles to help them keep track of their progress.
buyer: Media Do Holdings Co., Ltd. (TSE:3678:$419.61)
Media Do Holdings is a Japaneses e-book distributor. Media Do offers various types of e-books, including comics, fiction, non-fiction, photo-books, and magazines. Media Do's distribution network is comprised of more than 100 companies. "
target parent: DeNA Global, Inc.
target: MyAnimeList
MyAnimeList is the world's largest database and social community for anime and manga. MyAnimeList allows users to create a personalized list of titles to help them keep track of their progress. Their forums allow users to discuss their favorite series and keep up to date with anime and manga news.
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closed 12/13/2018 via PR Newswire

KitSplit, acquired Free Music Archive

synopsis: KitSplit.com, the community marketplace for camera rentals, today announced that they have acquired the Free Music Archive. Free Music Archive is a community of creators and an interactive library of curated, high-quality, free legal music with over 128,000 songs, originally started by the legendary radio station WFMU.
buyer: KitSplit
KitSplit is a rental marketplace transforming the film and photography world, making it easier and more affordable to rent cameras and related gear. KitSplit saves renters time and money with its inventory of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gear, instant insurance, and on-demand delivery. "
target parent: WFMU
target: Free Music Archive
Free Music Archive (FMA) is a community of creators and an interactive library of curated, high-quality, free legal music, originally started by the radio station WFMU. The FMA is a resource for audiophiles, and all of the audio has been hand-picked by one of their established audio curators.
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announced 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Scientific Games Corporation, will acquire Don Best Sports

synopsis: Scientific Games Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Don Best Sports Corporation, a leading global supplier of real-time betting data and pricing for North American sporting events.
buyer: Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS:$3,077.00)
Scientific Games Corporation develops technology-based products and services, and related content for the gaming, lottery, and interactive gaming industries worldwide. "
target parent: Big Stick Media Corporation
target: Don Best Sports
Don Best Sports Co., a subscription-based information service company, provides real-time betting data relevant to North American sporting events. They also publish a wide range of market-sensitive information letting customers make a more educated wager, and the ability to monitor any changes.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ookla, acquired Downdetector.com

synopsis: Ookla, the global leader in internet performance testing and consumer-initiated network diagnostics, has acquired Downdetector.com, the leading source for real-time status and outage information for thousands of services and websites around the world. Downdetector.com aims to track any service that its users consider vital to their everyday lives.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ookla
Ookla is the global leader in internet performance testing and consumer-initiated network diagnostics. With over 9 million tests taken each day and over 9 billion tests logged to date, their Speedtest platform provides the most expansive view of internet network performance and accessibility. "
target: Downdetector.com
Downdetector.com is the leading source for real-time status and outage information for thousands of services and websites around the world. It aims to track any service that its users consider vital to their everyday lives, including internet providers, public transport, online services and more.
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closed 6/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Gladson, acquired Nutritionix

synopsis: Gladson, the Consumer Goods Industry's end to end source for digital product content solutions, has acquired Nutritionix, the largest verified nutrition database in the world. Nutritionix has developed a leading interactive digital platform that its users can upload, organize, track and publish nutrition data.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Gladson
Gladson's digital asset management and product information management solutions enable the most efficient and accurate transfer of information across the brand and retailer ecosystem on the market. Clients are able to increase sales with Gladson's detailed and verified product information. "
target: Nutritionix
Nutritionix is the largest verified nutrition database in the world. Nutritionix has developed a leading interactive digital platform that its users can upload, organize, track and publish nutrition data.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Simply Recipes & Serious Eats

synopsis: Dotdash announced its acquisition of leading food and recipe sites Simply Recipes and Serious Eats from Fexy Media. Simply Recipes is a top recipe site for families and everyday cooks, with a history as one of the original food blogs, and Serious Eats is a top site for foodies and food-obsessed millennials.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. "
target parent: Tritium Partners
target: Simply Recipes & Serious Eats
Simply Recipes is a top recipe site for families and everyday cooks, with a history as one of the original food blogs, and Serious Eats is a top site for foodies and food-obsessed millennials. Together, they reach more than 16 million people per month (comScore, August 2020).
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Mother Nature Network

synopsis: Dotdash has announced its acquisition of Mother Nature Network, a top online destination for sustainability, environmental, and responsible living content, and its subsidiary, TreeHugger, a leading publisher dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream, from Narrative Content Group.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target parent: Narrative Content Group
target: Mother Nature Network
Mother Nature Network (MNN) is a leading online network for news and information related to the environment and responsible living. MNN is designed for people who want to make the world a better place.
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closed 10/2/2019 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Liquor.com

synopsis: Dotdash, a digital media company, has acquired Liquor.com, the largest premium digital media company with a focus on cocktails, spirits, entertaining, and culture. Liquor.com is the premier resource for spirits content, recipes, advice, and recommendations. They offer unique content and experiences that inspire great living for millions of people.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target: Liquor.com
Liquor.com is the leading media company dedicated to good drinking and great living. Liquor.com is the premier resource for spirits content, recipes, advice, and recommendations. They offer unique content and experiences that inspire great living for millions of people each month.
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closed 5/16/2019 via New York Times

Dotdash, acquired Brides Magazine

synopsis: Condé Nast has sold Brides magazine to Dotdash, an American digital media company. Brides is an American bimonthly magazine. As with many similar bridal magazines, it is designed to be an in-depth resource for brides-to-be, with many photographs and articles on wedding dresses, cakes, ceremonies, receptions, and honeymoons.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target parent: Advance, Inc.
target: Brides Magazine
Brides is an American bimonthly magazine. As with many similar bridal magazines, it is designed to be an in-depth resource for brides-to-be, with many photographs and articles on wedding dresses, cakes, ceremonies, receptions, and honeymoons.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Byrdie and MyDomaine

synopsis: Dotdash announced that it has acquired Byrdie (www.byrdie.com), a leading digital beauty brand from Clique Brands. Dotdash has also acquired MyDomaine (www.mydomaine.com), a women's lifestyle property from Clique. Byrdie and MyDomaine will join Dotdash's award-winning family of brands.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target parent: Clique Media Group
target: Byrdie and MyDomaine
Byrdie is a digital beauty publication and community dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. MyDomaine is a shoppable lifestyle destination with beautiful inspiration for the home, as well as fresh recipes, smart career tips, and insider travel guides that awaken a life well lived.
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closed 9/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Ask.com, acquired About.com, Inc.

synopsis: IAC announced that Ask.com has completed the acquisition of The About Group from The New York Times Company. About.com consists of more than 900 "topic sites," which feature articles on everything from parenting and cooking to travel and technology that are geared to appear high in search results.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.com
With more than 100 million global users, Ask.com is the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC. Also available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: About.com, Inc.
About.com is an online source for original information and advice. About.com is divided into topic sites which are grouped into channels and cover diverse subjects such as home repair, pediatrics, model railroading, English grammar, and weather.
price ($mm)
$300
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$111
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$54
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announced 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Answers Corporation, will acquire About.com, Inc.

synopsis: The New York Times Co. has agreed to sell its online information service, About.com, to rival Answers.com. About.com provides information on a wide variety of topics and also operates ConsumerSearch.com and Calorie-Count.com. Content is written by paid experts known as guides. Answers.com, by contrast, relies on users to answer questions.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Answers Corporation
Established in 1998, Answers Corporation is the industry’s top destination for Q&A content. The Answers platform integrates and surfaces the best content from subject matter experts, community members, social networks, and Internet databases to create the most multidimensional resource on the Web. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: About.com, Inc.
About.com is an online source for original information and advice. About.com is divided into topic sites which are grouped into channels and cover diverse subjects such as home repair, pediatrics, model railroading, English grammar, and weather.
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$300 [$295]
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$111
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$54
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5.5x
closed 2/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Vitals, Inc, acquired UCompareHealthCare, LLC

synopsis: The New York Times Company has sold its UCompareHealthCare.com unit to MDxMedical, Inc., parent company of Vitals.com. UCompareHealthCare.com provides dynamic Web-based interactive tools to consumers to enable them to measure the quality of healthcare services available.
buyer parent: Milestone Venture Partners
buyer: Vitals, Inc
MDX Medical Inc.'s Vitals.com website offers information on a doctor's expertise and practice, consumer reviews, and recommendations from other doctors for consumers to find doctors. The site also allows patients to search reviews, contact information, and biographies of doctors. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: UCompareHealthCare, LLC
UComparehealthCare (UCHC) helps people make better decisions about their healthcare choices. UCHC provides dynamic Web-based interactive tools to consumers to enable them to measure the quality of healthcare services available.
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closed 5/7/2007 via BusinessWire

About.com, Inc., acquired ConsumerSearch, Inc

synopsis: About.com, one of the 15 most-visited sites in the United States and a part of The New York Times Company, announced today that it has acquired ConsumerSearch.com, a leading online publisher of meta-reviews.
buyer parent: The New York Times Company
buyer: About.com, Inc.
About.com is a leading online source for original consumer information and advice and was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company, a media company with 2005 revenues of $3.4 billion. "
target: ConsumerSearch, Inc
ConsumerSearch.com is designed to be the best starting place for any consumer aiming to research purchase decisions. The site covers thousands of consumer products through a network of freelance writers who analyze reviews from multiple online and offline sources.
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closed 3/27/2007 via BusinessWire

About.com, Inc., acquired UCompareHealthCare, LLC

synopsis: About.com, a top ten content site and a part of The New York Times Company, has acquired UCompareHealthCare.com, a site that provides consumers with access to quality ratings and related information on hospitals, nursing homes, mammography centers, fertility clinics and doctors. Terms of the purchas
buyer parent: The New York Times Company
buyer: About.com, Inc.
About.com is a leading online source for original consumer information and advice and was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company, a media company with 2005 revenues of $3.4 billion. "
target: UCompareHealthCare, LLC
UComparehealthCare (UCHC) helps people make better decisions about their healthcare choices. Our free reports help you find, research and compare hospitals, nursing homes and doctors. UCHC provides dynamic Web-based interactive tools to consumers.
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About.com, Inc., acquired Calorie-Count.com

synopsis: About.com, a top 10 content site and a part of The New York Times Company, has acquired Calorie-Count.com, a site that offers weight loss tools and nutritional information, from AeroDiet.com, LLC. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The New York Times Company
buyer: About.com, Inc.
About.com is a leading online source for original consumer information and advice and was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company, a media company with 2005 revenues of $3.4 billion. "
target: Calorie-Count.com
Calorie-Count.com allows users to get to the core of weight loss, managing their calorie intake. It provides nutritional information and other tools that allow users to track their weight, food intake and physical activity.
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closed 7/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Noosphere Ventures, acquired Ask.fm

synopsis: The Q&A-based social network Ask.fm is under new ownership, less than two years after it last changed hands. IAC - the owner of the dating app Tinder - has sold the business to Noosphere, an asset management firm that specialises in tech.
buyer: Noosphere Ventures
Noosphere is an international asset management firm, with the strategic vision and capital to transform high-potential companies into definitive market leaders. Noosphere partners with entrepreneurs, innovators and executives and provides them with a powerful combination of capital and management. "
target parent: IAC
target: Ask.fm
Ask.fm is the world's largest Q&A social network where more than 150 million members in more than 150 countries connect and engage by asking each other questions. Ask.fm is operated by Ask.com, the leading brand for online questions and answers and an operating business of IAC.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2014 via PR Newswire

Ask.com, acquired Ask.fm

synopsis: Ask.com, the leading brand for online questions and answers and an operating business of IAC, announced it acquired Ask.fm, the world's largest Q&A social network, which facilitates question and answer exchange across its global user base of 180 million monthly unique users.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.com
With more than 100 million global users, Ask.com is the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC. Also available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times. "
target: Ask.fm
Ask.fm is the world's largest Q&A social network where more than 180 million members in more than 150 countries connect and engage by asking each other questions. Ask.fm was launched in 2010.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Ask.com, acquired About.com, Inc.

synopsis: IAC announced that Ask.com has completed the acquisition of The About Group from The New York Times Company. About.com consists of more than 900 "topic sites," which feature articles on everything from parenting and cooking to travel and technology that are geared to appear high in search results.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.com
With more than 100 million global users, Ask.com is the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC. Also available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: About.com, Inc.
About.com is an online source for original information and advice. About.com is divided into topic sites which are grouped into channels and cover diverse subjects such as home repair, pediatrics, model railroading, English grammar, and weather.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
$111
EBITDA ($mm)
$54
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
5.6x
closed 7/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Ask.com, acquired nRelate

synopsis: Ask.com announced its purchase of nRelate, a rapidly growing content discovery company with more than 35,000 publishers using its products. With this acquisition, Ask is able to apply its technology and expertise in search-based content discovery to improve and optimize nRelate's existing products for publisher websites.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.com
With more than 100 million global users, Ask.com is the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC. Also available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times. "
target: nRelate
Founded in 2009, nRelate's content recommendation platform helps thousands of publishers creating quality content in topic areas like food, parenting, DIY and technology increase traffic and revenue through targeted article recommendations.
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closed 7/3/2008 via BusinessWire

Ask.com, acquired Lexico Publishing Group, LLC

synopsis: Ask.com a leading search engine and wholly-owned business of IAC announced the completion of the previously announced agreement to acquire Lexico Publishing Group LLC, owner of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com.
buyer: Ask.com
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design. "
target: Lexico Publishing Group, LLC
Lexico is a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet, including Dictionary.com; Thesaurus.com; Reference.com; and CleverKeys, software that gives instant access to our services from almost any program on Windows or Macintosh platforms.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/20/2005 via PR Newswire

Ask Jeeves, Inc., acquired Excite Italia B.V.

synopsis: Ask Jeeves, Inc., a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services, today announced the acquisition of Excite Italia B.V., the operator of Excite Europe, a network of pan-European portal properties, from Tiscali, S.p.A. Ask Jeeves acquired the U.S.-operated Excite.com portal in March 2004.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design. "
target parent: Tiscali
target: Excite Italia B.V.
Excite Italia B.V. is the operator of Excite Europe, a network of pan-European portal properties.
price ($mm)
$7.66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2005 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Ask Jeeves, Inc.

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Ask Jeeves, a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design.
price ($mm)
$1,911
rev ($mm)
$261
EBITDA ($mm)
$66
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
29.0x
closed 5/6/2004 via PR Newswire

Ask Jeeves, Inc., acquired Interactive Search Holdings

synopsis: Ask Jeeves, Inc., a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services, today announced it has closed the acquisition of privately-held Interactive Search Holdings, Inc.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design. "
target: Interactive Search Holdings
Interactive Search Holdings, whose properties and brands include My Way, My Search, My Web Search, Excite, iWon, MaxOnline, and Focus Interactive, is: One of the world's largest privately-held online search and media companies One of the world's fastest growing search-related companies - 700 millio
price ($mm)
$493
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Jerusalem Post, will acquire Walla! Communication, Ltd.

synopsis: The Jerusalem Post, an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, will acquire Walla! from Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications service provider. Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more.
buyer: The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post is an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, founded in 1932. The Jerusalem Post has a much broader influence in that its readership comprises Israeli politicians, foreign journalists, and tourists, and it is also distributed worldwide. "
target parent: Bezeq
target: Walla! Communication, Ltd.
Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more. Their website transmits and distributes original content in cooperation with various content providers.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Zoznam.sk, will acquire Zoznam.sk

synopsis: Martin Mác, Zoznam.sk's CEO, will acquire Zoznam.sk from Slovak Telekom, the largest multimedia operator in Slovakia. Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more.
buyer: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sport, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
price ($mm)
$1.75*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC., acquired Rent Jungle

synopsis: Pittsburgh-based Rent Jungle has been acquired by Atlanta-based The Rainmaker Group. Rent Jungle aggregates rental listings for multifamily and single-family homes with more than 1 million active listings and 1.5 million monthly site visits.
buyer: The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC.
Rainmaker is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries. Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research in order to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management challenges. "
target: Rent Jungle
Rent Jungle LLC, a search engine company, operates an apartment search and market research Website in the United States. It enables users to find, lease, move, and decorate their new homes.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Baarzo, Inc.

synopsis: Google has closed its acquisition of Baarzo, a video search service. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for people, objects and actions. Baarzo's acquisition by Google is said to help the company improve its YouTube search feature.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$239,210.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Baarzo, Inc.
Baarzo provides a platform that makes search within video possible. Their advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions. Their indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Answers Corporation, the parent company of Answers.com and a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, from Summit Partners, TA Associates, and founder shareholders.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates globally and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Apax Partners has advised funds that total over $40 billion around the world in aggregate. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Answers Corporation
Answers' mission is to empower consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions. The Answers Platform leverages the sizable reach of Answers.com, and its leading cloud-based solutions from ForeSee, Webcollage and ResellerRatings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$4,799.30)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crunchyroll, acquired Redux

synopsis: Crunchyroll has announced that it has acquired Redux. The company makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com. "
target: Redux
Redux makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2014 via PE Hub

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Jobrapido

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a private equity firm focused on investing in software, Internet services and technology-enabled business services, announced that it has acquired Jobrapido, the job search engine division of the Daily Mail Group’s digital recruitment business (known as Evenbase).
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Jobrapido
Jobrapido is the leading job search engine in Europe and Latin America. Jobrapido helps job seekers access millions of jobs gathered from over fifty thousands sources (job boards, classifieds sites, recruitment agencies, employer sites, etc.).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/29/2014 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Digitalsmiths Corp.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television market, announced that it will acquire Digitalsmiths, the Pay-TV industry's most broadly adopted cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: Digitalsmiths Corp.
Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen.
price ($mm)
$135
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Scandinavia Online ASA, will acquire kvasir.no

synopsis: Eniro Norge AS signed an agreement to divest web search engine Kvasir.no to Scandinavia Online AS. Kvasir ANS operates as a web search engine.
buyer: Scandinavia Online ASA
Scandinavia Online is a web portal that has fresh news, utility services and communications between users. SOL ® also offers individual services that target the young. These services work to a greater degree of entertainment, socialization, and user involvement. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: kvasir.no
Kvasir operates as a web search engine and is based in Oslo, Norway.
price ($mm)
$3.38
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2012 via PR Newswire

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired TVDuck.com

synopsis: Rebellion Media has solidified its presence in the entertainment vertical with the acquisition of a portfolio of video search engine properties, highlighted by TVDuck.com. Tvduck.com lets users watch tv, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: TVDuck.com
Tvduck.com lets users watch TV, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Libero Srl, acquired Matrix S.p.A.

synopsis: Italy's Telecom Italia SpA has sold Internet unit Matrix, one of Italy's major digital advertising players, to web portal Libero Srl. Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions.
buyer parent: Weather Investments II S.a.r.l
buyer: Libero Srl
Created on July 13, 1999 as Italy’s first Internet and e-mail portal, libero.it boasts one of the largest Italian Internet community, with more than 13 million unique users per month and 8.5 million active e-mail accounts. "
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: Matrix S.p.A.
Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions. Matrix is also one of Italy's major digital advertising players.
price ($mm)
$109
rev ($mm)
$118
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Post, purchased Talent from Digg, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post has made a talent acquisition of the Digg team, but not Digg's site or technology. The move comes not as a move by the Post to revive the struggling social news site, but as the recruitment of a team that can help develop its Trove social news platform, as well as Trove-powered products like its Social Reader and Personal Post.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: The Washington Post (:$0.00)
A morning daily and Sunday newspaper published in Washington, D.C. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 1998, The Post's unaudited estimated average circulation was 783,000 daily and 1,095,000 Sunday. The Post maintains 20 foreign, 5 national, and 12 metropolitan news bureaus. "
seller: Digg, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, CA, Digg, Inc. operates as a news Web site. It allows users to submit stories for review and comment on stories and videos published on Web site. The company’s Web portal allows people to discover and share content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

A&N Media Limited, acquired Jobrapido

synopsis: A&N Media, the consumer media business of DMGT, has acquired Jobrapido, one of the world's largest job search engines. Jobrapido will be combined with A&N Media's existing digital recruitment group, which is now renamed as Evenbase in order to reflect the wider scope and international reach of the enlarged group.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: A&N Media Limited
A&N Media Limited operates as a multi-channel media company in the United Kingdom. It publishes newspapers and Websites, as well as provides television and mobile services to reach adult population in the United Kingdom. "
target: Jobrapido
Jobrapido is the leading job search engine in Europe and Latin America. Jobrapido helps job seekers access millions of jobs gathered from over fifty thousands sources (job boards, classifieds sites, recruitment agencies, employer sites, etc.).
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA

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Americana Publishing
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Americana Publishing, Inc. is a vertically integrated media publisher and e-tailer. Americana Publishing, Inc. currently owns americanabooks.com. Americana Publishing owns and operates americanabooks.com, an Internet marketer of print, electronic and audio books.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$2.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: BIT:BANZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Banzai SPA
BANZAI is the leading Italian e-Commerce operator and one of the most important digital publishers. Every month they serve more than 18 million Italians and they work with thousands of brands.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$233.25
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
299
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$86,250.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,681.44
EBIT ($mm)
$20,589.29
Net Income ($mm)
$29,686.60
Employees
107348
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,533.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,265.83
EBIT ($mm)
$653.34
Net Income ($mm)
$748.93
Employees
15148
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,721.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$753.70
EBIT ($mm)
$528.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2245
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: LTRP.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.'s businesses consist of its subsidiaries TripAdvisor and BuySeasons. TripAdvisor is the world's largest online travel community. BuySeasons is a leading online retailer of costumes and party supplies.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: SFIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers a truly personalized Fix of accessibly priced items directly to doors across the United States. Stitch Fix hand picks pieces for each client, to ultimately help them look and feel their best.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,463.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.05
EBIT ($mm)
$29.86
Net Income ($mm)
$47.99
Employees
6600
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Ticker: TRIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,462.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.00
EBIT ($mm)
$140.00
Net Income ($mm)
$84.00
Employees
3912
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,392.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$608.01
EBIT ($mm)
$561.36
Net Income ($mm)
$413.27
Employees
1305
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$16,035.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,460.01
EBIT ($mm)
$2,126.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3,587.00
Employees
37779
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,988.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876.77
EBIT ($mm)
$1,289.85
Net Income ($mm)
$689.54
Employees
12874
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,533.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,265.83
EBIT ($mm)
$653.34
Net Income ($mm)
$748.93
Employees
15148
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Ticker: YNDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,325.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$366.38
EBIT ($mm)
$134.71
Net Income ($mm)
$212.70
Employees
12991
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: SOHU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
Net Income ($mm)
$162.74
Employees
8035
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. provides Internet information services in Japan. It operates a media content portal; and provides Internet-connection services and paid content to users. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$58.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.31
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
251
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:YIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc is a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$86,250.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,681.44
EBIT ($mm)
$20,589.29
Net Income ($mm)
$29,686.60
Employees
107348
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